8:00am – 8:50am


9:00am – 9:50am

Opening Plenary

Introduction – Dr. Melody L. Carter, Vice President for External Affairs and Executive Director for the FVSU Foundation, Inc.

Welcome Remarks – Dr. Jessica M. Bailey, Interim President of Fort Valley State University

Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Lisa Wilson

Keynote Address

Dr. Celia Dodd

Acknowledgements – Joyce Y. Johnson

10:00am – 11:15am

General Session:

Jackie Sutcivni: “The Fundamentals – From Prospecting to Submission”

11:20am – 12:05pm

General Session:

Jackie Sutcivni: “A Competitive Submission – Meeting the Merit Criteria”

12:15pm – 1:25pm


Lisa Wilson: “News & Events”

1:45pm – 2:25pm

General Session:

Jackie Sutcivni: “Redeveloping Declined Proposals…How to Apply Lessons Learned”

2:35pm – 3:15pm

General Session:

Dr. Ramana Gosukonda: “ | The Final Step in Securing Research and Program Support”

3:25pm – 4:30pm

General Session:

Jackie Sutcivni: “Ask Jackie…”



10:00am – 10:30am – RESERVED
10:30am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:00pm
1:00am – 1:30pm – RESERVED
1:30pm – 2:00pm – RESERVED
2:00pm – 2:30pm – RESERVED
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Reserved Sessions:
“One-on-One with Will”
William Kay

Spend 30 minutes, one-on-one, with Hanover Research Proposal Content Expert Will Kay. To reserve a time-slot, email Lisa Wilson at Bring your proposal narrative, budget, and solicitation.